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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Blood-Curdling BIGFOOT ACTIVITY & SOUNDS reported at Mattagami Lake, Ontario

A Mattagami Lake, Ontario cottage owner recalls the tree-whacking sounds and blood-curdling screams emanating from the forest around his property for the past 20+ years.

"I bought a cottage on Mattagami Lake in June 2000. Mattagami Lake is located approximately 90 kilometers south of Timmins, Ontario off Highway 144 towards Sudbury. It's a water-access cottage and all the lots in our area are in the 1.5-acre range. We spend all of our summers there ever since then. I also grew up spending all my summers at our family cottage since the age of five so I'm no stranger to being surrounded by forest and I'm very familiar with the sounds of nature and wildlife that occupy the area.

As kids, we used to wander off into the odd logging roads behind our cottage in the middle of the night with no flashlights and no care in the world. We had never come across anything remotely scary strange or unexplained. Anyway, back to adulthood.

One night about 10 years ago my wife and I are out of a cottage on an early spring weekend. I believe this is either late April or early May the only other people around us that weekend were our neighbors two doors down on one side of us and my wife's parents three doors down on the other side of us. I know our neighbors well. They're in the 70s and they never wander around outside after dark nor are my wife's parents.

It's about 9 15 PM and getting dark fairly fast. My wife and I are sitting by the fire behind the cottage facing the woods. The forest behind our cottage is vast for many miles. My wife decided to retire to bed about this time. After she went inside for bed I was sitting there quietly staring at the fire when I heard what sounded like three whacks at a good distance behind the cottage. It's hard to say exactly how far it was because I wasn't sure what I heard. I estimate that it might have been somewhere between half a kilometer to one kilometer straight back based on the trailing echo from the sound. I didn't pay much attention to it but I did notice the sound. I wondered about it for a minute or so.

Another 10 to 15 minutes goes by and then I heard it again. The same thing, three whacks. But this time it is considerably closer and louder and there's a lot less echo. I thought maybe a moose was hitting antlers against a tree but at that time of year, they don't have their antlers yet. Besides, the three consistent whacks seemed too well-timed and way too loud for that. I sat there for a good 15 minutes trying to figure out what the noise could be. Then after about 15 minutes, I heard the same three whacks again, but this time it was really close, probably within several hundred feet. I immediately rose up out of my chair. This wasn't making any sense to me. The bush is thick back there and it was pitch black by this time and there was no light to be seen. I'm standing by the fire with only a pen-sized LED flashlight. I could barely see the tree line from the fire. I was concerned and I thought about going to the garage for an ax, but I didn't want to get away from the cottage at this point so I quietly and slowly walked along the deck toward the front of the college. I stopped there for a few minutes and listened for a bit, then slowly walk back again toward the back of the cottage. I stood there listening attentively.

After a moment the three whacks came again but now it was probably less than 100 feet away right at the tree line somewhere behind the fire pit. I immediately ran towards the front of the cottage, went in, and locked the door. I made my way to the back bedroom to look out at the firepit. I peeked my head up the window carefully and expected to see someone or something walking around back there. I saw absolutely nothing. I didn't hear anything.

It took me several hours to find sleep that night. My heart was still racing as I tried to figure out what the hell had just happened.

Something else happened out there a few years later but I was not alone this time. At least 10 of us were out there that night and we heard a blood-curdling scream from a few hundred yards away. Everyone stopped talking immediately and we all looked at each other wondering what the hell that was. Soon after the same type of scream can be heard way back in the forest as if it was answering the first screen. I scoured the internet listening to all kinds of animal sounds and screams and nothing comes close to what we heard that night.

Was it a Bigfoot? We have never seen anything closely resembling a Bigfoot, but I believe that's what we have around us.

Transcribed source: The Round Table Of Knowledge By HTH


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In this episode of Phantoms & Monsters Radio, we welcome Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigators & researchers Carter Buschardt, Thomas Carroll, & Chad Redding for a team update discussion. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

Carter Buschardt has been an investigator with BFRO for the last 13 years. Originally from Texas and currently lives in Missouri. He has had nearly 100 reports published to the BFRO website and has interviewed over 400 witnesses and counting. He is an experienced outdoorsman and trained as an investigator for MUFON. He studied herpetology in college. Longtime special interest in Sasquatch long-term habituation sites, burial research, infrasound, language, and stick structures. He is a true, boots-on-the-ground researcher/investigator and not a desktop warrior. He has met and visited the properties of nearly half of the witnesses whose reports have been published. He monitors and visits several properties with ongoing habituation activity to this day.

Author of 5 books, Sasquatch: Evidence of an Enigma I, II & III with 2nd editions of first two books. Carter is an active member of the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team. His website can be found at www.relichominid.com


Thomas Carroll is a resident of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and an avid outdoorsman & hunter. He joined Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research about a year ago and has already been involved with several investigations in western Pennsylvania. Thomas also hosts the Forgotten Faces Podcast which focuses on the Korean War.


Chad M. Redding grew up in the Pigeon Hills region of western York County, Pennsylvania. A lifetime of roaming the woods, hills, and hollows led Chad to develop his passions and skills as a woodsman. Very much an avid lover of old traditional ways and old things. His love of the forests and mountains know no bounds. For he has camped, rambled, gathered, canoed, and fished. In all 4 seasons.

As a lover of local history and folklore, wanderer of forgotten places, and life-long experiencer of the strange. Chad also contributes to and works with Timothy Renner of Strange Familiars Podcast. Chad is also an active member of the Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research team.

Chad became the proprietor of Ruck Rabbit Outdoors a company that supplies old-style crafted, curated, refurbished, and surplus gear to the woods folk community.

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A Paranormal Life welcomes Duke Sullivan, host of World Bigfoot Radio to the show. Bernadette McDaniel (Host)

Duke Sullivan is a Bigfoot researcher from Montana U.S.A. His interest in cryptids began when he encountered them in northern Minnesota in 1972 and 1977. He has been researching the subject since his second sighting, 45 years ago. Duke has lived in and done Bigfoot research in many states, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, and Montana. Duke is the first person to bring the existence of lesser-known cryptids such as Mountain Giants and the Gugwe to the general public's attention. He is the founder of the Montana Bigfoot Project (a group on Facebook) and the founder and host of the World Bigfoot Radio show on YouTube, Rumble, Odysee, and Bitchute. WBR is one of the very few shows that feature an interview with an actual researcher and shows their evidence at the same time. Duke has also filmed Bigfoot many times and posts his field research videos to his channel as well. Duke has appeared on many shows, including Multiple visits to Sasquatch Chronicles, Strange Familiars, The Bigfoot Outlaws, Night Dreams talk radio, Fade to Black with Jimmy Church, Spaced Out Radio twice a week for the Cryptid Report, and over 2 dozen other programs. The World Bigfoot Radio channel not only covers cryptid information but also conspiracies and the evidence for them.

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